What Happened on December 31, 1896

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronald Adam, British actor (Lost Horizon, The Prisoner of Zenda, Phantom Shot), born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Leland Hone, Irish cricket wicketkeeper (1 Test; first Irishman to represent England; MCC), dies at 43
1896 Highlights

About December 31, 1896

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 126 years, 4 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn